The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to hire offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter as their new head coach, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Terms of Koetter’s contract were being finalized Thursday night, a source told ESPN. The team said it will have a news conference to announce the new hire at 2 p.m. ET Friday.

The decision to hire Koetter means the Bucs are staying in-house to find their replacement for Lovie Smith, who was fired Jan. 6.

Koetter was thought to be the leading candidate for the job in the days following Smith’s firing. He interviewed with general manager Jason Licht and ownership Tuesday.

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